Captain Simon Metcalfe
Pioneer Fur Trader in the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii and China 1787-1794
Published: 1991, Alaska History Series, no. 37
Simon Metcalfe was the first American captain to take sea otters on the Northwest Coast and the first American to trade those skins in China. Biographer Richards chronicles Metcalfe's Pacific voyages in the late 1700s, from Alaska to California, and from Hawaii to Manila.